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American humor

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Published by Greenhaven Press in San Diego, CA .
Written in English


  • American wit and humor -- History and criticism.,
  • American wit and humor -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 152-154) and index.

StatementMichael Nolan, book editor.
GenreHandbooks, manuals, etc.
SeriesGreenhaven Press companion to literary movements and genres
ContributionsNolan, Michael, 1955-
LC ClassificationsPS430 .A425 2001
The Physical Object
Pagination160 p. :
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6787871M
ISBN 100737704152, 0737704144
LC Control Number00045472

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